Last week, the Impossible Bar in York underwent a remarkable transformation into a candlelit haven, as Ignite Concerts made its dazzling debut. The evening was alive with music, featuring mesmerizing performances by the talented Alistair Griffin and the Ebor Quartet. This event, attended by members of Visit York, not only showcased the incredible talents of these musicians but also provided a sneak peek into the exciting future of Ignite Concerts.
Local businesses, including hotels, venues, and event spaces, were invited to immerse themselves in the Ignite Concerts experience firsthand. The enchanting night left everyone in attendance eager to discover what this innovative venture has in store for the future.
Alistair Griffin, a singer-songwriter and the founder of Ignite, together with the gifted Ebor Quartet, graced the stage, creating an atmosphere that can only be described as enchanting. Candles flickered, setting the scene for a captivating performance.
One of the evening’s highlights was when Alistair Griffin joined forces with the Ebor Quartet for a grand finale. Together, they offered a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, performing songs from their upcoming Candlelit Beatles show. This show has already generated tremendous excitement, and to the delight of the artists and organizers alike, it’s already sold out.
Speaking after the event, Alistair Griffin expressed his excitement, saying, “We wanted to give people a taste of what we do: magical musical experiences in stunning venues by candlelight. The response so far has been great. We’ve just sold out our first show in York, which is amazing. But there’s more to come.”
Indeed, there is much more in store from Ignite Concerts. The lineup of events promises to be a treat for music enthusiasts in York. Upcoming concerts include a Halloween Candlelit Cruise scheduled for October 26th. Imagine being serenaded by candlelight aboard a boat on the River Ouse – it’s an experience not to be missed. Additionally, on October 28th, there’s a candlelit film night featuring a string quartet that promises to deliver the best of Hans Zimmer and John Williams, but with a thrilling Halloween twist.
As the festive season begins to make its presence felt, Ignite Concerts is gearing up for its annual series of Big Christmas Concerts. This festive celebration will feature Christmas classics from artists like Slade and The Pogues, accompanied by a brass band and traditional carols. And if you’re a fan of mulled wine, you’re in for a treat. Alistair shares that tickets for these Christmas concerts are selling faster than ever, saying, “It’s York, it’s Christmas, this show just grows and grows every year. It’s crazy, we’re taking bookings from all over the world.”
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of these extraordinary experiences. For more information and ticket details, visit Ignite Concerts’ website and secure your spot to witness the magic for yourself.